5 Tips for Routine Carpet Care

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professional carpet cleaning oshawa Caring for your residential carpet can seem like tedious work, especially if you have children or pets (or when clumsy Uncle Jim comes for a visit).  We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but regular vacuuming just is not enough to keep your carpet in pristine condition and prolong its lifespan. QJS offers a Perfect 10 Premium Carpet Cleaning Service that keeps your carpets clean longer and provides longevity to your investment.

 Here are five ways to keep that plush carpet looking and feeling great:


  1. Take care of spills immediately. If someone spills something on your carpet, blot it immediately to keep it from soaking in too deep. The key word in that last sentence is blot. The second you start rubbing a spot, it will start to soak into the carpet and spread, and that’s exactly what you don’t want. If you act quickly, you should be able to soak up a lot of the liquid before it sets in. If you have a spot treatment, go ahead and use it as long as you’re sure it won’t damage your carpet (It’s wise to test it in a small, hidden area first to be sure). Once you’ve applied the stain remover, continue to dab – starting from the outside and working your way in. Clean and rinse the area with a wet rag several times, then set a towel over the area with something heavy on top to soak up any remaining moisture.


  1. Clean your area rugs. Check the care instructions on all your rugs and don’t forget them during your spring and fall cleaning sessions, and more often when necessary. It’s important to follow the specific cleaning instructions on each to avoid damage and fading. However, just like your regular carpet, these area rugs certainly trap a lot of dirt and debris and should be cleaned regularly.


  1. Vacuum often! The norm is to vacuum once per week. However if you have pets or allergy sufferers in your home, it would be a good idea to increase that to a few times a week as part of your cleaning routine. It’s also a good idea to clean high-traffic areas often to help lengthen the life of your carpet, and suck up as much dirt as possible before it gets set too deep in the carpet. Once that happens, the dirt can actually cause the carpet fibers to start deteriorating.


  1. Slow down! We’re always in such a rush these days, aren’t we?! And who wants to spend a long time cleaning? No one! However, it’s a good idea to slow your roll when you’re vacuuming. Slower passes will mean more dirt gets extracted at a time, and gives the suction time to really reach deep into the fibers.


  1. Professional cleaning! Routine professional carpet cleaning is one of the very best ways to keep your carpet looking newer, longer. QJS has been caring for carpet in homes throughout the Durham area for years, and it’s a job we take seriously! We understand people live on carpet that is why we use eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for everyone in your home.

For more information on our residential carpet cleaning, please visit: https://qjsservices.ca/services-solutions/carpet-cleaning/


Carpet Killers in Whitby

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carpet cleaningConsidering that you walk all over it day in and day out. Your carpet is put under a lot of abuse. If you’re not careful the quality and aesthetic appeal of your carpet will diminish quickly. There are a few big no no’s when it comes to carpet maintenance that if not allowed could yield very bad results for you. Here are a couple of things to look out for to protect your carpet.

 Water damage-

This danger is most prevalent after a flood in your home of after a large amount of liquid has been spilled on your carpet. That water can really sink down deep into your carpet causing a host of problems. It could cause structural damage to your floorboards, or even more common mold will begin to grow underneath your carpet and before you know it that mold can spread very quickly. The key in prevention to this is to begin removing the water as quickly as possible, using fans and dehumidifiers, and airing out your home to let the water evaporate away.

 Improper cleaning-

Believe it or not, cleaning your carpet can actually ruin it. This was a problem years ago with less modern carpet cleaning technology, but it can still occur today. The issue to avoid is using too much water in the cleaning process. If too much water is left on the carpet after it has been cleaned, the water and cleaning residue will rise to the top of the carpet as it dries and will actually attract more dirt leaving the carpet with a dull look and even stains at times. The best way to clean your carpet is to periodically hire professionals to come and do so.

 Improper vacuuming-

This is a pretty easy problem to avoid, but a lot of people don’t think about. Dependent on the height of your carpet you should adjust the height of your vacuum. You’ll want to get it just right since if the vacuum is too high it won’t pick up all the dirt you need it do and do its job, Also, if the vacuum is too low it can significant damage to your carpet over time. With this one, just be wise and take the time to adjust your vacuum height from room to room dependent on the carpet.

 Using an overly harsh chemical cleaner without testing it first-

On the warning label for any carpet cleaning agent out there, it will tell you to test the cleaner on a small, inconspicuous part of the carpet before you begin just to make sure it won’t have an undesirable reaction with the carpet. So when you’re cleaning make sure to take the time to do this so your carpet isn’t damaged unnecessarily.

 Not calling the professionals-

The biggest mistake people make when dealing with their carpet is not calling the professionals if they have a problem. At QJS Services in Whitby, Canada, we are one such company with the experience and skill set to help you keep your carpet looking great in any situation. Don’t hesitate to call so we can make sure this is taken care of for you.

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